Noelle Hurd studies the mentoring relationships of economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents, while Joanna Lee Williams is probing diverse middle-school peer groups. Both were named Grant Foundation Scholars.
Biomedical engineers have built a computer model of two deadly bacteria to examine their functions. Somewhat surprisingly, they’re happy to discover where their model goes wrong.
Backed by U.Va.’s new “Global Programs of Distinction” funding program, the effort brings together faculty from across Grounds to model the long-term effects of climate change by tracking both the forest and the trees.
Inaugural activities have followed the theme, “Minds on Opportunity. Hearts on Service,” stressing the college’s role in advancing the Southwest Virginia region.
The University of Virginia Board of Visitors Finance Committee and full board will meet Wednesday to set tuition for the 2014-15 academic year.
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies has launched a series of courses and events focusing on 50th anniversaries in the history of the modern Civil Rights movement and their relevance to today’s society.
Works on the program include Arvo Pårt’s “Magnificat” and “The Beatitudes,” John Tavener’s “The Lamb,” Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and works sung by the Chamber Singers during Philip Glass’s recent U.Va. residency.
The season concludes April 26 and 27 with a concert featuring guest soloist Anne-Marie McDermott, who the Philadelphia Inquirer called “one of the great American pianists of her generation.”
Design reviews are a staple activity for School of Architecture students, but not often do they include face-to-face feedback from one of the most renowned architects in the world.
A proposed increase would support ongoing efforts to improve faculty and staff compensation, drive initiatives of the University’s strategic plan and cover increases in U.Va.’s contribution to the Virginia Retirement System.
France’s ambassador to the U.S. presented that nation’s highest decoration to Trinh at Carr’s Hill, citing his “exemplary personal commitment to the promotion of scientific culture and the transatlantic collaboration in the field of astrophysics.”
More than a decade of collaborative research at three major universities, led by U.Va. professor Ben Calhoun, has overcome many hurdles to create a whole new category of ultra-low-power wireless, batteryless computer chip that could be a “game changer.”
The setting is Paris, at the dawn of the 20th century. A suspicious wife sets the farcical wheels in motion for a wild comedic ride that features mistaken identities, narrow escapes, secret rendezvous, crazy coincidences and little lies that grow bigger by the minute.
For many U.Va. students, speaking several languages is a way of life. There are pragmatic reasons for being multilingual in a global society, but students also cite it as a source of joy.
Get hot and cold at the University of Virginia’s National Physics Day Show on April 24, when the theme will be “Fire and Ice.”
Becker’s Hospital Review describes the hospitals chosen for the honor as having “a rich history, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of reform.”
The 2008 drama grad performed an hour of stand-up comedy, touching on her first kiss, typical family problems, race, awkward sexual experiences, life in New York City and her recent experiences at “SNL.” She then fielded questions from students.
Three students, tapped to be Beckman Scholars, will pursue groundbreaking research that ultimately could benefit people with diabetes, muscular dystrophy and parasitic infections.
Attendees will leave the summit with investing ideas on new opportunities and trends, based on active discussion with leaders in the field.
Newly hired history professor Alan Taylor earned his second Pulitzer Prize, a feat his U.Va. colleagues characterize as “huge,” “remarkable” and “thrilling for the department.”